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How many different number combinations are there for the social security system? We know that there are only a certain ammount of combinations available and the current US population is at 281 million. The number system should include as many nine digit combinations as possible using the numbers 09 in multiple different spots. Thank you for all of your help. I need to win this bet! Sincerely yours Chris 

Hi Chris, A social security number is a 9 digit number and if all combinations of 9 digits were valid social security numbers the number possible would be Unfortunately the system is not that simple. There are some 9 digit numbers that are not "valid" social security numbers. I suggest that you look at http://www.searchbug.com/peoplefinder/ssninvalid.aspx Penny 

